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Chesapeake Bay weather for January 15: light rain or snow showers overnight

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Brian's exclusive forecast for Baltimore, Annapolis, and northern Delmarva:

Overnight: Mostly cloudy with a few light rain or mixed rain and snow showers. Low 35.

Thursday: Variable cloudiness giving way to a mostly sunny sky. High near 45.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear with a low around 32.

Friday: Clouds and sun early, then mostly sunny. High near 45.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear with a low in the lower 30s.

The extended outlook calls for a mostly sunny sky on Saturday with a low in the upper 20s and a high in the upper 30s. Mostly sunny on Sunday with a low in the upper 20s and a high in the lower 40s. Mostly sunny on Monday with a low in the lower 30s and a high in the mid to upper 40s. Clouds and sun on Tuesday with a low in the mid 30s and a high near 50.

A weak cold front continues to progress eastward across the Delmarva peninsula this evening. Precipitation associated with the front is falling in the form of very light rain or mixed rain and snow showers. With temperatures in the mid 30s to around 40, any snow that falls will melt upon impact. Temperatures will remain above freezing through the overnight hours. On Thursday, high pressure builds over the area briefly and provides the region with a mostly sunny and seasonably cool afternoon with highs in the lower 40s. Another weak front will move from west to east across the bay Friday night, perhaps producing a few rain or snow showers. Behind the front, high pressure builds over the Mid-Atlantic states with sunshine on Saturday along with highs in the 30s. Sunday also looks to be mostly sunny with highs from the upper 30s to lower 40s. Looking ahead, mild weather is anticipated through the first half of next week before another cold front moves toward the region. This front is expected to bring significantly colder air to the bay region and to New England by later next week.

On the Maryland portion of Chesapeake Bay, a Small Craft Advisory is in effect through Thursday morning. Winds on Thursday will come out of the west at 10 knots with gusts from 15 to 20 knots and waves from 1 to 2 feet. Winds on Thursday night will come out of the south at 10 knots with waves around one foot. Winds on Friday will come out of the south at 10 knots with waves around one foot. Winds on Friday night will come out of the west at 10 knots with waves around one foot. Winds on Saturday will come out of the west at 10 to 15 knots with gusts over 20 and waves from 1 to 2 feet. Marine information is provided as general guidance. Boaters should always stay tuned to the latest forecasts and advisories from the National Weather Service.

The average high temperature for January 15 is 41 degrees and the average low is 24 degrees. The records at Baltimore on this date are 78 degrees in 1932 and -2 degrees in 1964. Today's sunrise will occur at 7:25 and the sunset will occur at 5:08. Weather data courtesy of the National Weather Service. For more weather updates, please visit my Chesapeake Bay Weather page on Facebook, and if you're heading to Ocean City feel free to check out my Ocean City MD Weather page on Facebook. You can also follow me on Twitter @chesbayweather.

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